Kerr Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“Behind every great man, there is an even greater woman.”

Let’s get really real for a second. Weddings are all about the bride and groom, yes, and their portraits are extremely important. You know what else is extremely important to us? MOMENTS. Spontaneous, unposed, raw MOMENTS.——>> A few of our favorite moments from Megan & Darwin’s ceremony was his reaction (I mean, that tear), their grandmas being the flower-girls (sooo adorable right?!) and the smiles on their faces as they walked out as Mr & Mrs!

This year, Megan & Darwin will celebrate their 10 year anniversary (yes TEN years!) of being together. When you know, you know, right?! In February of 2018, on a trip to Malibu CA, Megan’s best friend & companion asked her to be his wife. This was the moment she had been waiting for since they started dating 8 years earlier. Megan screamed yes, and her & Darwin began immediately planning their special day. We loved the planning process with these two, they were always SO excited for each moment + we knew their day would be amazing. Fast forward to May of this year, and IT WAS! Every detail imaginable was thought about. The romantic colors with the stunning florals & drapery paired impeccably well with the fun & inviting spirit of the many friends and family members who came to witness this union. We love every minute of this day and we hope you enjoy reliving it through these images!

VENDORS: Venue | The Standard // Coordinating | Team Wedding // Florist | Motts Floral Design // Hair | Foxy Rox Hair // Makeup | Blended by B // Wedding Gown | Lillian Ruth Bridal // Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie // Shoes | OB Shoes // Suits | Regal Tuxedo Know // Programs | Marry Me Magazines // Catering | Soul Elegance Catering // Cake | Sweet Beginnings by Elaine // DJ | Chris Neal // Rentals | All Occasions Rentals // Video | Ryans Productions

E&M by Kendall Whiteley

When it’s 95 degrees outside, it’s a no brainer to end your engagement session by jumping into the lake! Enjoy this romantic yet fun engagement session!

Emeri & Matt are literally the cutest couple ever + they are serious troopers. Hours before their engagement session was to be held, the sky was dark and it was raining. We decided to cross our fingers and hope for the best. And what we got was MAGIC! The sky opened up, the sun was shining, and we were able to explore the gorgeous grounds of Marblegate with these two until the sun went down. It was truly meant to be!

We loved learning about Emeri & Matt’s relationship. They have been together 7 YEARS! Over those seven years, they have lived, loved, laughed, cried, grown separately and grown together. In May of last year, as they were celebrating their 6 year anniversary, Matt took Emeri to a cute new venue in Friendsville called Marblegate Farm. Near the pond, Matt set up the cutest little picnic surrounded with candles. At that picnic, Matt got down on one knee and asked his love that important question. She, of course, screamed YES. One year after that, we were back at same pond shooting their engagement session. Then, one year from now, they will be saying their vows on the same grounds! We look forward to celebrating their union next May near their 8 year anniversary!

Mcelroy Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

5 years ago he slid into her Snapchat DMs. On May 25, they slid into marriage on a giant inflatable slide!

When we first met Ally & Andrew, we asked them what they were most excited for on their wedding day. Aside from the inflatable slide they rented for the entire day (I mean, we were ALL pumped for that), they were most excited about the genuine moments. They knew planning would be the hard part but wanted the wedding to be care-free & fun (just like them!). Andrew, being a photographer himself, wanted to be able to look back on these images and FEEL the emotion. We hope we lived up to that! We certainly can feel the love, can you?!

Ally & Andrew chose Relix Variety Theatre in Knoxville TN because of the simplicity of the venue but also the location, which in the middle of the city of Knoxville. The urban aesthetic of Relix paired with the greenery & pops of white in the decor gave the romantic + fun vibe they were going for. Ally & Andrew decided to see each other prior to the ceremony for a more intimate moment. Knowing they had a large guest list coming (who they would dance with all night long!), they wanted to ensure they had some privacy before it all. During their first look, they exchanged letters & gifts. It was such a tender, real moment and we knew it was one they would never forget. That did not stop the tears from flowing during the ceremony. Everyone was ALL smiles and happy tears. Directly after the ceremony, Ally took off the skirt + traded it for a bridal jumpsuit and we were all for it! Seeing the love, joy, fun, and shear happiness throughout the night was truly something amazing to witness! We love our job!

VENUE | Relix Variety Theater // Coordinator | Lily Crosby // Dress & Bridal Jumpsuit | Hayley Paige from Lilian Ruth Bridal // Shoes | Chacos // Cake | Half Dozen Brothers Bakery // DJ | Gann’s Entertainment // Inflatable Slide | Harvest Party Rentals

Graham Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.”

We are so excited to share this amazing wedding day with you. Abra & Brian’s destination wedding day was one for the books! Charleston holds a special place in Abra & Brian’s hearts as it was apart of their love story for a little while. They simply love everything about Charleston and felt it would be the perfect place to say their vows. After 5 years of being together, one year of being engaged, moving to TN, buying a house, it was time to get these two married!

On a warm, sunny day in May, friends & family from ALL over traveled to South Carolina to witness their coming together of these two sweet souls. Their venue,Merchants Hall on Market Street, South Carolina, was the perfect place for their vision. Full of greenery, pops of purple & blush, with stunning drapery & bistro lights, the setting could not have been anymore romantic. Abra & her best friends started the day with champagne and good vibes. Abra was all smiles all day, even despite the heat. Her gorgeous classic, fitted, mermaid gown made her GLOW. No wonder Brian had that giant grin on his face as her saw her walking down the aisle. We loved being able to take these two for portraits all over some of their favorite places in Charleston. I mean, arent they the cutest couple ever?! We are so grateful that we were there to document their love! It was our first time in Charleston and it was a day we will never ever forget!

Vendors: Venue | Merchants Hall SC // Coordinator | Duvall Events // Florist | Amanda Gosnell // Hair & Makeup | Alter Image Bridal // Dress | Maggi Bridal // Catering | Duvall Events // DJ | Epic Charleston // Transportation | Lowcountry Valet // Rentals | Merchats Hall & Duvall Events

Miller Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

Choose to be happy. That is the only way to find happiness.”

We met Natalie & Justin last fall when they did a photo-session with their puppies. It was so fun! We fell in love with their love & their story. A few weeks later, Justin proposed! We were over the moon when Natalie messaged us to document their wedding day! They chose a date in April, that was only a few months away, and started planning the best day ever!

On a cloudy day in April, the day these two had been waiting for finally happened. Friends & family from all over gathered to witness their union. Natalie looked stunning in her fit & flare beaded gown + her perfectly earthy bouquet. The simplicity of the decorations paired with the industrial venue set the most romantic mood for the entire day. The day was full of happy tears, lots of laughter, dancing, and sheer happiness.

You will notice that Natalie has a tattoo on her forearm which reads “choose happy.” She truly found her happiness in Justin and in Natalie he found his forever. We know this couple has many, many, many years of happiness together.

Vendors- Venue // The Standard | Hair // Hair by Christi Piontkowski Makeup // Makeup by Katie Hill // Shoes // Converse // Rentals // All Occasions Party Rentals

C&C by Kendall Whiteley

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

Cheyenne & her older sister, Danielle, BOTH became engaged last year around the same time. Cheyenne immediately became a soon-to-be bride AND a maid of honor! A few weeks ago, her sister had her special day + we got to photograph it! It was amazing (and Cheyenne gave the best speech ever!) but now its Cheyenne’s turn! YASS!!! In October, these two love birds will be tying the knot at WaterStone Venue in Johnson City, TN.

Cheyenne & Cole have been together over 6 years and have had SO many memories together, including long distances, new doggies, college graduations, a new home and even a fixer-upper adventure! One of the best adventures had to be the their trip to London, United Kingdom. Why? Because that is where Cole proposed! He popped the question during a photoshoot + surprised Cheyenne with a pose of him getting down on on knee! The next morning, they hiked the White Cliffs of Dover and started a new adventure as fiance’s. We can not wait until the next step of their relationship as Mr & Mrs!

We are seriously obsessed with the Bitlmore Conservatory. We are so happy this adorable couple chose to host their engagement session here. We loved seeing all of these incredible exotic plants! I mean, CAN I HAVE ALL THESE PLANTS IN MY OWN HOME??! I am sure you will agree! :P

A&G by Kendall Whiteley

“Open your hearts & find your wild.” -Atticus

Four years ago Anna got a call from her sister, who was working in New York, telling her she had a coworker named Gavin that she thought Anna should meet. Her sister even said she had a feeling that this man could be her future brother-in-law. Sisters are always right, right?!?! Well in this case, Anna’s sister hit the nail on the head! Anna agreed to meet this mystery man and the rest is history. Gavin & Anna are engaged! YAY!

We met Anna when she was a bridesmaids in another wedding we shot last year. We loved her spirit and we did a happy dance when she messaged us for her own wedding! Gavin & Anna are the epitome of an adventurous couple. They have explored so many places together including Rio, Rome, Japan, Thailand, Kauai and so many more. Gavin, of course, proposed during one of those magical vacations to make the trip even more memorable. Isn’t her ring stunning?! For their engagement session, we HAD to explore somewhere new with them. Anna researched and found a waterfall in rural part of TN + it ended up being the most amazing waterfall ever. Seriously, a hidden gem. They flew from New York the day before + we explored the following day + sent them back home just the next day! I told you they were adventurous! :P We hope this adventure is one they will add to their list to remember forever. Now the countdown for the wedding begins!

Miller Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

One day Trissa walked into Stanton Optical for a new pair of glasses. Austin, the associate stranger, told her the pair she had on didn’t look good. This blog is dedicated to Trissa & Austin on their wedding day, years later. Their first encounter may have been blurry but we have to say their future is obviously crystal clear (hehe!) 

When we first met Trissa & Austin, we knew we would love them. After their amazing engagement session last year, that love was confirmed. Trissa & Austin truly felt like old friends. They are a match made in heaven YALL! They love Disney, tattoos, dogs, motor-cycles, being silly, and most importantly each other. Austin looks at Trissa the way every girl dreams of-with love and passion (I mean shes flippin gorgeous, so we do not blame him). The countdown began for their wedding day, we could NOT wait. At the end of April, at The Barn at Faith Farms, that day finally happened! This gorgeous venue in Athens TN was the most magical location for this special day. The Barn at Faith Farms has a huge reception barn, a pavilion for the ceremony, a stunning view of the rolling hills of East TN, and (most importantly) a place for ALL of the motorcycles in Austin’s motorcycle group!

The day began with hair & makeup, letters & gifts exchanged, and several important first looks which made all of us cry (naturally). Trissa looked absolutely stunning in her Loveliest gown, the fit & flare + the layered skirt was SO her! There is NO wonder Austin had such a heart-felt reaction when he saw Trissa walking down the aisle towards him. After the ceremony, we had a beautiful golden sunset that was the most perfect setting for these two to snuggle, be silly, and celebrate being married! WE loved capturing all of those moments. And, of course, we can not forget that after all of that celebrating these two drove off on Austin’s motorcycle. I mean, how cute are these two?!?!

Vendors- Venue // The Barn at Faith Farms | Coordinator // Jackie Carter with Elease Productions | Florist // Swank Floral | Catering // Kosta Angelos | Cake // Ramble Creek Cakes | Cake Topper // Clayphory | Dress & Veil // The Loveliest Boutique | Shoes // Toms | Tuxedos // Jos. A Banks | Entertainment // Kevin Downs | Rentals // Swank Floral + The Barn at Faith Farms | Video // Lions Creative | Paper Goods // Vista Print

A&A by Kendall Whiteley

“Open your hearts & find your wild.” -Atticus .

Ashlee & Alex chose to start their engagement session by exchanging letters and we are absolutely for this! It was a perfect way to set the mood for the session. It’s easy to get caught up in planning but don’t forget WHY the session is happening-because of the LOVE you and your significant other share!

Ashlee & Alex live in Georgia but wanted to see some TN mountains for their engagement session since they got engaged in the mountains. Alex proposed on a trip to Gatlinburg TN in December and Ashlee, of course, screamed YES. They loved traveling together, so why not add a new location to their list!? We decided on Sunset Rock in Chattanooga and it was absolutely perfect! These two could not stop smiling throughout their session, you can just tell how much they care for each other. After knowing each other for years (they even sat next to each other in almost every class their senior year!), they will finally become Mr & Mrs! On November 8, at High Tower Falls in Chickamauga GA, they will celebrate their union with friends & family! We can NOT wait to document it!

Priestly by Kendall Whiteley

“I wish I could tell you I married my best friend but I married so much more than that. I married the man who is worth every waiting season I’ve ever endured, my immeasurably more. “

Jordin & Nick have to be one of the cutest couples we have ever met! Their passion for sharing their love for Jesus Christ brought them together + keeps them strong now & forever. Their relationships has endured so much in such a short time including months of long distance. Last August, Nick got down on one knee and asked Jordin to be his forever. In March, the long distance finally ended + they became Mr & Mrs and started their joined loves together!

Held at Relix Variety Theatre, the best day ever was brought to life! The simple greenery & romantic up-lighting mixed with the urban vibe of Relix was truly perfect! Jordin + her girls started the day with music, good vibes, and lots of happy tears. When she put her dress on, they could not contain their excitement nor could her father! Jordin was so nervous to show Nick her gorgeous dress (ALL brides know that!) and he was THE sweetest. We wish you could see how his lip quivered when he turned around! They exchanged letters privately, that made us CRY, and then prior to their ceremony they preformed a foot washing ceremony. Jesus did this with his disciples as a symbol of his devotion to humble himself as a leader and serve his followers. It was a perfect way to incorporate their devotion to the lord.

VENDORS: Venue | Relix Variety Theatre // Hair | Brooke Crawford // Makeup | Imani Wright // Dress | David’s Bridal // Dresses | Birdy Grey // Tuxs | Men’s Warehouse // Entertainment | DJ KNKT // Paper Goods | Avie Papery // Video | Tim Morris